Artem R. Oganov

Artem R Oganov

Professor at SUNY - Stony Brook


Dept. of Geosciences and
Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
ESS 354
Stony Brook NY 11794-2100


+1-631-632-1429 (office)
+1-631-632-1449 (lab)
+1-631-632-8241 (admin. assistant)








Habilitation in Crystallography, ETH Zurich, 2007 
PhD in Crystallography, University College London, 2002
Diploma in Crystallography, Moscow State University, 1997


Director, Center for Materials by Design, State University of New York at Stony Brook, since 4/2013
Full Professor, State University of New York at Stony Brook, since 1/2010
Associate Professor, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 2008-1/2010
Privatdozent and Group Leader, ETH Zurich, 2007-2008
Senior Scientist and Group Leader, ETH Zurich, 2003-2007
Research Fellow, University College London, 2002-2003

Career Record

  • 163 papers (including 5 in Nature, 2 in Science, 1 in Nature Materials, 1 in Nature Chemistry, 2 in Nature Communications, 5 in PNAS, 11 in PRL, 1 in Acc.Chem.Res.). Web of Science: citation 6123, h-index=40. Google Scholar: citation 8324, h-index=46
  • 1 book
  • 5 patents
  • Gave over 200 talks and colloquia
  • Editorial Board member of "Journal of Superhard Materials" and "Scientific Reports"
    (Nature Publishing Group), refereed for more than 60 journals and for Oxford University Press book publishing.
  • Founder and chairman of the Commission on Crystallography of Materials (International Union of Crystallography)


  • President's Award of the Geological Society of London (2002)
  • Outstanding Young Scientist Award of the European Union of Geosciences (2003)
  • European High-Pressure Research Group Award (2004)
  • ETH Latsis Prize (2006)
  • Research Excellence Medal of the European Mineralogical Union (2007)
  • Elsevier's awards for most cited paper of 2004-2007 and 2005-2010 (2008)
  • Newsweek's ranked 12th Russian scientist abroad (2008)
  • Forbes's ranked 6th most successful Russian scientist (2011)
  • Russian Reporter magazine's one of 100 most influential Russians (2014)
  • Invited professor in Milano (2005),
    Paris (2006-2007, 2010),
    Hong Kong (2008),
    Guilin (2009),
    Lille (2009,2010,2012,2013),
    Poitiers (2011),
    Beijing (2012),
  • Honorary Professor of Yanshan University, China (2012)
  • Fellow of the Mineralogical Society of America (2013)

Selected papers

  1. Li Y.L., Wang S.N., Oganov A. R., Gou H., Smith J.S., Strobel T.A. (2015). Investigation of exotic stable calcium carbides using theory and experiment. Nature Communications 6, 6974.(pdf-file )

  2. Wang, Q., Oganov, A. R., Zhu, Q., & Zhou, X.-F. (2014).New Reconstructions of the (110) Surface of Rutile TiO2 Predicted by an Evolutionary Method. Phys. Rev. Lett. 113 , 266101.(pdf-file)

  3. Zhou, X.F., Oganov, A. R., Shao, X., Zhu, Q., and Wang, H.T. (2014).Unexpected Reconstruction of the α-Boron (111) Surface. Phys. Rev. Lett. 113 , 176101.(>pdf-file)

  4. Sharma, V., Wang, C., Lorenzini, R. G., Ma, R., Zhu, Q., Sinkovits, D. W., Pilania, G., Oganov, A. R., Kumar, S., Sotzing, G. A., Boggs S.A., Ramprasad R. (2014). Rational design of all organic polymer dielectrics. Nat. Commun. 5 , art. 4845.(pdf-file)

  5. Zhang W.W., Oganov A.R., Goncharov A.F., Zhu Q., Boulfelfel S.E., Lyakhov A.O., Stavrou E., Somayazulu M., Prakapenka V.B., Konopkova Z. (2013). Unexpected stoichiometries of stable sodium chlorides. Science 342, 1502-1505. (pdf-file)

  6. Zhu Q., Jung D.Y., Oganov A.R., Gatti C., Glass C.W., Lyakhov A.O. (2013). Stability of xenon oxides at high pressures. Nature Chemistry 5, 61-65.(pdf-file).

  7. Zhu Q., Oganov A.R., Lyakhov A.O. (2013). Novel stable compounds in the Mg-O system under high pressure. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 15, 7696-7700. (pdf-file)

  8. Zhou X.-F., Oganov A.R., Qian G.R., Zhu Q. (2012). First-principles determination of the structure of magnesium borohydride. Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 245503. (pdf-file).

  9. Boulfelfel S.E., Oganov A.R., Leoni S. (2012). Understanding the nature of "superhard graphite". Scientific Reports 2, art. 471. (pdf-file).

  10. Zhu Q., Oganov A.R., Glass C.W., Stokes H.T. (2012). Structure prediction for molecular crystals using evolutionary algorithms: methodology and applications. Acta Cryst. B68, 215-226 (Feature Article). (pdf-file).

  11. Zhu Q., Oganov A.R., Lyakhov A.O. (2012). Evolutionary metadynamics: a novel method to predict crystal structures. Cryst.Eng.Comm. 14, 3596-3601. (pdf-file).

  12. Oganov A.R., Lyakhov A.O., Valle M. (2011). How evolutionary crystal structure prediction works - and why. Acc. Chem. Res. 44, 227-237 (pdf-file).

  13. Wen X.D., Hand L., Labet V., Yang T., Hoffmann R., Ashcroft N.W., Oganov A.R., Lyakhov A.O. (2011). Graphane sheets and crystals under pressure. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 108, 6833-6837 (pdf-file, Supporting Online Materials).

  14. Xie Y., Oganov A.R., Ma Y. (2010). Novel structures and high pressure superconductivity of CaLi2. Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 177005 (pdf-file, Supplementary Material).

  15. Oganov A.R., Ma Y.M., Xu Y., Errea I., Bergara A., Lyakhov A.O. (2010). Exotic behavior and crystal structures of calcium under pressure. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci.107, 7646-7651 (pdf-file, Supplementary Material).

  16. Gao G., Oganov A.R., Li Z., Li P., Cui T., Bergara A., Lyakhov A.O., Ma Y., Iitaka T., Zou G. (2010). Crystal structures and superconductivity of stannane under high pressure. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 107, 1317-1320 (pdf-file).

  17. Zurek E., Hoffmann R., Ashcroft N.W., Oganov A.R., Lyakhov A.O. (2009). A little bit of lithium does a lot for hydrogen. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 106, 17640-17643. (pdf-file, Supplementary Material).

  18. Li Q., Ma Y., Oganov A.R., Wang H., Wang H., Xu Y., Cui T., Mao H.-K., Zou G. (2009). Superhard monoclinic polymorph of carbon. Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 175506. (pdf-file).

  19. Oganov A.R., Valle M. (2009). How to quantify energy landscapes of solids. J. Chem. Phys. 130, 104504. (pdf-file).

  20. Ma Y., Eremets M.I., Oganov A.R., Xie Y., Trojan I., Medvedev S., Lyakhov A.O., Valle M., Prakapenka V. (2009). Transparent dense sodium. Nature 458, 182-185. (pdf-file, Supporting Online Material).

  21. Martinez-Canales M., Oganov A.R., Lyakhov A., Ma Y., Bergara A. (2009). Novel structures of silane under pressure. Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 087005. (pdf-file).

  22. Ma Y., Oganov A.R., Xie Y., Li Z., Kotakoski J. (2009). Novel high pressure structures of polymeric nitrogen. Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 065501. (pdf-file).

  23. Oganov A.R., Chen J., Gatti C., Ma Y.-Z., Ma Y.-M., Glass C.W., Liu Z., Yu T., Kurakevych O.O., Solozhenko V.L. (2009). Ionic high-pressure form of elemental boron. Nature 457, 863-867. (pdf-file, Supporting Online Material).

  24. Gao G., Oganov A.R., Bergara A., Martinez-Canalez M., Cui T., Iitaka T., Ma Y., Zou G. (2008). Superconducting high pressure phase of germane. Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 107002 (pdf-file).

  25. Martonák R., Donadio D., Oganov A.R., Parrinello M. (2006). Crystal structure transformations in SiO2 from classical and ab initio metadynamics. Nature Materials 5, 623-626 (pdf-file).

  26. Oganov A.R., Glass C.W. (2006). Crystal structure prediction using ab initio evolutionary algorithms: principles and applications. J. Chem. Phys. 124, art. 244704 (pdf-file).

  27. Oganov A.R., Glass C.W., Ono S. (2006). High-pressure phases of CaCO3: crystal structure prediction and experiment. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 241, 95-103 (pdf-file).

  28. Oganov A.R., Martonák R., Laio A., Raiteri P., Parrinello M. (2005). Anisotropy of Earth’s D” layer and stacking faults in the MgSiO3 post-perovskite phase. Nature 438, 1142-1144 (pdf-file).

  29. Oganov A.R., Ono S. (2005). The high pressure phase of alumina and implications for Earth’s D” layer. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 102, 10828-10831 (pdf-file).

  30. Oganov A.R., Ono S. (2004). Theoretical and experimental evidence for a post-perovskite phase of MgSiO3 in Earth's D" layer. Nature 430, 445-448. (pdf-file).

  31. Oganov A.R., Brodholt J.P., Price G.D. (2001).  The elastic constants of MgSiO3 perovskite at pressures and temperatures of the Earth's mantle. Nature 411, 934-937. (pdf-file). 

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